Several months ago one of my pastors spoke on the Supreme Court ruling on same-sex marriage and on what the Bible teaches about homosexuality. Since those sermons I’ve been asked from time to time what I thought about them. And I was just recently asked again. I guess I’m quite surprised that anyone would think […]Read more "Some (Perhaps) Necessary Clarification"
(This is the 4th dialogue in this series. It’s an edited and reconstructed version of the actual talk, but it accurately represents the essence of what was said. This is done with his permission, provided all personal references are omitted. I pick it up after the opening formalities.) Me: You ended our last talk with […]Read more "Dialogue With A Pastor’s ‘Gay’ Son – #4: Surveying The Territory"
When the United States Supreme Court made same-sex marriage a constitutional right in its ruling in Obergefell v Hodges, few people seemed to notice that it did much more than address the subject of marriage. The ruling went far beyond that. It in effect opened the door for any and all sexual ‘orientations.’ In a […]Read more "The Tragedy of the Supreme Court Ruling on Marriage"
It has become quite common in the current debate over homosexual practice to assert that there is nothing wrong with homoerotic relationships as long as they are monogamous. Monogamy for many has become the determinant factor in giving legitimacy to same-sex relationships. From a biblical perspective this focus is flawed. It is tantamount to arguing […]Read more "Monogamy is the Wrong Emphasis"
How was mankind created? We were created by God in the image of God, male and female together (Gen. 1:27). Who is the author of marriage? When God presented the first bride, our mother Eve, to Adam, He was establishing the first marriage (Gen. 2:22). After the first marriage, how are marriages to be formed? […]Read more "Brief Sexual Catechism 2.0 by Doug Wilson"
I’ve followed Julie Rodgers for quite a while. She blogged for Spiritual Friendship between August, 2013 and October, 2014. Before that she spent a decade with Exodus International and was the keynote speaker at the final Exodus Freedom Conference in 2013. She also served in the Chaplain’s Office at Wheaton College, counselling students who were […]Read more "The ‘Coming Out’ of Julie Rodgers"
Recently Tim Keller published a review of God and the Gay Christian by Matthew Vines. It is making its way around the internet as a learned response to Vines’s book. Now it does make some very good points and is worth reading, but I am troubled by the way it misrepresents many of Vines’s arguments. In […]Read more "My concerns with a recent review of ‘God and the Gay Christian’ by Tim Keller"
Christians and social conservatives are appalled at the speed with which gay marriage has gained the status of a civil right in the United States. Their attempts to push back the avalanche of change has been met with judicial decisions unfavorable to their cause, and reaction has been one of disbelief and consternation that something […]Read more "Gay Marriage Really Isn’t the Main Issue (You should have seen this coming…)"
“As a legal opinion, Obergefell is an utter failure, relying as it does on a tenuous and historically ungrounded jurisprudence of “dignity.” The debate over same-sex marriage is not over. A constitutional ruling so shoddily reasoned, so completely and easily dismantled by the dissents, must paper over a cause that cannot ultimately win in an […]Read more "Quote"